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Bulldogs look to score a spot in Md. playoffs

Bulldogs look to score a spot in Md. playoffs

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Top Stories

Varsity boys football has started this year off with a 5-1 record and has brought with its success a transformed sense of school spirit among CHS students. Former National Football League (NFL) players and current CHS head coach and offensive coordinator Willie Williams and Chris Samuels, respectively,...

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

As of Oct. 1, all MCPS high schools will begin a free condom distribution program in light of a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) amongst teens in Md. Though the pilot program has already begun this year at Wheaton, Northwood, Gaithersburg and...

Boys soccer shoots for playoff comeback this season

Boys soccer shoots for playoff comeback this season

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Top Stories

Varsity boys soccer is in the middle of a competitive 2018 season, with eight wins, one tie and two losses. This is not the first year that the boys are making for a tough opponent on the field. Last season, they finished a strong regular season before losing in the sectional semi-final of the Maryland...

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under National, News, Top Stories

The New York University (NYU) School of Medicine announced Aug. 16 that it will cover the full tuition, roughly $55,018, of all current and future students regardless of financial need or merit. The goal is to help encourage all students to pursue their dreams without student debt getting in the way. In...

Students should not have to participate in class

Students should not have to participate in class

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

“You are expected to participate in class discussions.” At the beginning of nearly every school year, teachers preach this expectation to students along with the usual mentions of kindness, work ethic and class rules. But, does it really belong on the course syllabus? Should the amount of tim...

Teachers bring family to CHS through their own kids

Teachers bring family to CHS through their own kids

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A freshman boy gets dropped off at school in front of the main office before first period. He urges his dad to drive away fast so he is not seen with him. His dad drives away into a parking spot in the staff lot and walks right into school behind his son. While this may seem like every high schooler’s...

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

With recent controversial political events including judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, the attack against the press and the controversy over assault weapons, many Montgomery County students have been standing up to have their voices heard by participating in protests and registering...

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Friday Sept. 28, the CHS Poms team served free coffee to any teacher who showed their school spirit in the second floor teacher’s lounge. The coffee was available to any faculty member wearing blue, green, white or a CHS shirt. The coffee was from Dunkin’ Donuts, and the money to sponsor t...

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Starting Oct. 1, Maryland drivers will have to yield to transportation, service and utility vehicles that are parked along the side of the road. Maryland’s Move Over law, which details the proper driving principles when encountering work vehicles, is now expanding to require drivers to switch lanes whe...

CHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

CHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

CHS hosted the 15th annual Maryland College Night on Tues., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium and several classrooms, in which 21 admissions officers from colleges across Md. met with students and parents. CHS ambassadors arrived early to decorate the halls with college flags and assist pare...

CHS movie night draws big crowds

CHS movie night draws big crowds

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Sept. 27, the class of 2020 hosted a Movie Night to provide a fun opportunity to raise funds. An important component of movie watching is the accompanying snack, and CHS Movie Night served up a surprisingly warm and comfortable setting, unusual for  the CHS cafeteria: Potomac Pizza boxes were pil...

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Hip-hop artists are some of the most scrutinized celebrities and are held to high standards, and expected to act as role models to their younger audience. However, these artists are human, too, and have their own disputes amongst each other. This past summer, things got particularly ‘heated’ betwe...

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